Belfast’s St Patrick’s Day festival should become a three-day weekend event to rival some of the world’s largest cities, a report from Féile an Phobail said.
Mon, 22 Jan, 2018
Masked loyalists appear to have broken a court order banning them from extending an Eleventh night bonfire in Belfast.
Mon, 10 Jul, 2017
A legal challenge to Brexit is due to begin in the North later today.
Tue, 04 Oct, 2016
Lawyers in the North have begun a legal challenge to Brexit.
Fri, 19 Aug, 2016
Unionists have demanded answers after an Irish Tricolour was run up the main flagpole of Parliament Buildings at Stormont.
Wed, 03 Jun, 2015
A pro-life campaigner has denied cackling like a witch in a bid to intimidate the director of the North’s first abortion clinic, a court has heard.
Fri, 19 Sep, 2014
The death of Ian Paisley brings back memories of a difficult time on this island, writes Fergus Finlay
Sat, 13 Sep, 2014
Dublin's Lord Mayor has defended a photo of him burning a Union Jack flag, which has emerged online during Queen Elizabeth's visit to the North.
Tue, 24 Jun, 2014
Smaller parties and independents scored some notable successes in the North's local elections.
Sun, 25 May, 2014
A Republican parade due to take place later in County Tyrone will commemorate IRA members, including two killed by their own bomb.
Sun, 11 Aug, 2013
Police in the North have arrested a 42-year-old man after a protest linked to the Union flag controversy.
Sat, 26 Jan, 2013
Four police officers have been injured in another night of loyalist rioting linked to the Union flag row in the North.
Sat, 12 Jan, 2013
Fri, 11 Jan, 2013
Management from Northern Ireland’s first private abortion clinic will be summoned to Stormont to explain how they are complying with the criminal law, it has been revealed.
Fri, 19 Oct, 2012
The North's Attorney General has called for an investigation into the opening of Belfast's first private abortion clinic.
Thu, 18 Oct, 2012
The island of Ireland's first private abortion clinic will officially open today amid protests from pro-life campaigners.
Stormont’s Health Minister Edwin Poots is taking legal advice on how to regulate Ireland’s first private abortion clinic.
Sun, 14 Oct, 2012
Pro-life campaigners have threatened to shut down Ireland’s first abortion clinic which is due to open next week.
Fri, 12 Oct, 2012
Pro-choice campaigners have called for the Irish Government to change the law on abortion after the Marie Stopes charity announced it is opening a private clinic in Belfast.
Thu, 11 Oct, 2012
The annual riots in Belfast show the normalisation of abnormality, say Stephen Rainey and Jason Walsh
Wed, 05 Sep, 2012
IT’S not often the death of an elderly man, someone you barely knew, pulls you up short.
Tue, 27 Sep, 2011
FORMER Ulster Volunteer Force leader Gusty Spence has died, aged 78.
Mon, 26 Sep, 2011
A member of Sinn Féin has said that the former loyalist paramilitary leader Gusty Spence was a "major influence" in loyalism's movement away from violence in the North.
Sun, 25 Sep, 2011
The former UVF leader Gusty Spence has died at the age of 78.
Guns were back on the streets in Belfast tonight after three people were shot during the most serious rioting in the North for years.
Wed, 22 Jun, 2011
LIKE any half-decent barrister, TUV leader Jim Allister understands that the people who sit on juries don’t necessarily use their intelligence when making decisions.
Thu, 12 May, 2011
There has been a bomb attack in the North.
Sun, 12 Dec, 2010
Members of a major loyalist paramilitary group in Northern Ireland are considering buying guns only months after they were supposed to have disarmed, it emerged today.
Thu, 04 Nov, 2010
The Independent Monitoring Commission is to issue a report on the death of leading loyalist Bobby Moffatt, it was announced today.
Mon, 26 Jul, 2010
Police in the North have confirmed today that members of the on-ceasefire Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) were responsible for the murder of a man shot dead in front of stunned shoppers.
Fri, 04 Jun, 2010
The leader of the Progressive Unionist Party (PUP), which is linked to the loyalist paramilitary UVF, confirmed today she is resigning after the terror group was involved in a brutal murder.
Thu, 03 Jun, 2010
The organisers of a loyalist band parade in Coleraine have decided to change their route in a bid to ease community tensions in the town, it emerged tonight.
Thu, 24 Sep, 2009
Loyalist paramilitary groups in the North have destroyed their weapons and pledged to respect democratic rule, it was announced today.
Sat, 27 Jun, 2009
The Ulster Unionist Party was accused of being in disarray tonight after making an agreement about next year’s European election with a small hardline unionist party – and then insisting it was not an electoral pact.
Mon, 13 Oct, 2008
Former PSNI assistant chief constable Peter Sheridan today challenged the Progressive Unionist Party (PUP) to lead people towards reconciliation in the North.
Sat, 11 Oct, 2008
A LOYALIST ceasefire in the north is to be recognised, the Northern Ireland secretary said yesterday.
Thu, 15 May, 2008
A loyalist ceasefire in the North is to be recognised, the Northern Secretary said today.
Wed, 14 May, 2008
A loyalist ceasefire in North is to be recognised, the Northern Ireland Secretary said today.
All sides involved in the creation of the Good Friday Agreement should feel proud of it, Bertie Ahern said tonight.
Thu, 10 Apr, 2008
The Good Friday Agreement set the North on a path to reconciliation and peace 10 years ago, Senator Edward Kennedy said today.
The father of a man murdered by a loyalist gang riddled with police informers will today become the first person from a unionist background to address Sinn Féin’s annual conference.
Fri, 29 Feb, 2008
A memorial service for the late David Irvine is taking place in Stormont today.
Sat, 05 Jan, 2008
A man being questioned in connection with the death of schoolboy Thomas Devlin will appear in court today on an assault charge, police said.
Mon, 22 Oct, 2007
Police in the North are still questioning seven people in connection with the murder of schoolboy Thomas Devlin.
Sun, 21 Oct, 2007
A leading loyalist politician is among seven people being questioned by police in the north investigating the brutal murder of a schoolboy.
Sat, 20 Oct, 2007
Nearly half the workforce at a Belfast engineering company which was forced into administration tonight appeared on the verge of being saved.
Wed, 29 Aug, 2007
A former Sinn Féin mayor of Derry is to join the party’s first three Assembly representatives on the Northern Ireland Policing Board.
Tue, 22 May, 2007
The Ulster Volunteer Force is expected to make a major announcement on its future today.
Thu, 03 May, 2007
PSNI chief constable Hugh Orde today quizzed the Progressive Unionist Party leader Dawn Purvis about the UVF's plans to wind down as a paramilitary organisation.
Fri, 27 Apr, 2007
Taoiseach Bertie Ahern will today meet the loyalist Progressive Unionist Party after the North’s ceasefire watchdog publishes its latest report.
Wed, 25 Apr, 2007
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